Agnes et Rene Mosse - 2021 - Chenin Blanc
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Agnes et Rene Mosse - 2021 - Chenin Blanc

Chenin Blanc

Loire, France

Agnès and René Mosse, along with their sons Joseph and Sylvestre, live and work in the village of St-Lambert-du-Lattay, a village in the Coteaux-du-Layon area of Anjou. Layon is a small tributary to the Loire that lazily digs its way through well exposed and drained hills of schist and sandstone. Its micro-climate allows for a long hang-time, and when the mornings are foggy in the fall, with no rain, botrytis develops easily on the Chenin grapes. Before becoming vignerons, the Mosse had owned a wine-bar/retail shop hybrid in
Tours. They credit the great vignerons they met there, among them Jo Pithon and François Chidaine, as the impetus to become winemakers. The couple studied viticulture and oenology at the agricultural lycée in Amboise where two of their teachers were Thierry Puzelat (Clos du Tue-Boeuf) and Christian Chaussard (Domaine le Briseau). (Louis/Dressner)

This wine is produced within the Anjou appellation but is intentionally declassified as VDF. From four parcels planted in 2000 in clay, gravel, schist soils. Slow pressed grapes are vinified in stainless steel. Alcoholic and malolactic fermentation occur. 20mg per liter of sulfur added at bottling.